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Last month, a ransomware gang known as ALPHV struck The Allison Inn & Spa, stealing employee and customer data. ALPHV then published this information to the open web, where it could be indexed by search engines and viewed without the use of the Tor network. While the website that presented the data for download wasn’t... Read more...
If you haven't shopped for a high-speed solid state drive (SSD) lately, you might be pleasantly surprised at what you find. Prices in general have continued to fall over the past few months, and even the fastest drives on the market are going for less these days. One example is Kingston's Fury Renegade, a PCIe 4.0... Read more...
We're all spoiled these days. Indeed, in 2022, even low-end smartphones can browse most websites with relative responsiveness. The dark times when clicking a web link could hang up your system for seconds are well and truly done with. Right? Well, apparently not for some users running Intel's 12th-gen Alder Lake... Read more...
It's been a little over three years since Apex Legends was released. It took a little over one year for the title to reach 100 million players, and the game has managed to retain a good portion of its players since then. That said, it does not mean the game has not had its woes, particularly for console players... Read more...
The Ryzen 7 5800X3D is an enticing chip for gamers because AMD stacked on a pile of 3D V-cache, effectively greatly increasing the amount of L3 cache (to 96MB total). More L3 cache can have a measurable impact in gaming, as we showed in our Ryzen 7 5800X3D review. The downside is AMD also locked the CPU so that... Read more...
In a matter of days, you'll be able to preorder Apple's latest MacBook Air with an M2 processor inside. The company announced today that preorders will open up on the redesigned M2 MacBook Air on Friday, July 8, and then release a week later on July 15 (customers who preorder should start receiving them that day as... Read more...
Everyone's been waiting with great trepidation for the arrival of the first Arc desktop graphics cards in the US. That "everyone" includes enthusiasts that want cheap GPUs, reviewers (like us!) who want to put them through their paces, and even Intel, whose employees have probably chewed through every pen on the... Read more...
Amazon and GrubHub have teamed up to bring Prime members a whopper of a deal. New Amazon Prime members are eligible to claim a new perk that will give them 12 months of GrubHub+ for free. The recent pandemic had a lot of people turning to food delivery services so they could continue enjoying food from their... Read more...
Ethereum has fallen nearly 40 percent over the past month, and is down more than 76 percent from its all-time high. And there's also the delayed shift from a proof-of-work to a proof-of-stake model that will drastically affect the mining game for the world's largest altcoin. But like a mining honey badger, Bitmain... Read more...
NASA lost communication with its CAPSTONE CubeSat after successfully launching on June 28, 2022. The microwave oven-sized CubeSat weighing a mere 55 pounds is a pathfinder for Gateway, a Moon-orbiting outpost that is part of the Artemis program. Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and... Read more...
Gigabyte is apparently looking to blur the lines between what constitutes a big screen gaming monitor and a modest sized TV. Technically, the company's new S55U display is accurately listed as the former, but with a VA panel teetering on 55 inches (54.6-inch, to be precise) and Android powering its smart features, one... Read more...
Earlier this year, multiple US law enforcement agencies completed a joint operation with authorities from the United Kingdom, Europol, Portugal, Germany, Sweden, and Romania. This coordinated police action, dubbed Operation TOURNIQUET, culminated in the seizure of the RaidForums domain names, as well as the arrest of... Read more...
Typically when introducing a new series of CPUs, along with their accompanying platform, Intel will publish a platform overview diagram (or the very similar "Chipset Block Diagram") that lays out all of the links between the processor, chipset, and their various I/O. We can recall seeing these at least as far back as... Read more...
There is some very exciting news for classic Nintendo fans today. The long running project known as SNESManuals.com has reached a major milestone. It has finally gathered a scan for every known English language manual for games released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). Good stuff. Documentation... Read more...
Intel hasn't shied away from sharing its longer term roadmap as it looks to regain process leadership, both in the near future and into the so-called angstrom era. The further down the roadmap we travel the less details Intel shares, but we at least get a rough outline of what's in store. And looking just past Raptor... Read more...
Chrome is the most popular browser on the planet (in terms of market share) with billions of a users, and the unwanted side effect of that immense popularity in the tech space is it attracts bad actors. Such is the reason for the latest browser update—it comes with a warning from Google that one of the security... Read more...
Have you ever played a FromSoftware game? The legendary developer's list of beloved titles includes such storied names as King's Field, Armored Core, and of course, the progenitor of the "Soulsborne" genre, Demon's Souls. That's to say nothing of the company's latest release, Elden Ring, which is well on its way to... Read more...
GPD is sending its upcoming Win Max 2 handheld gaming PC to Indiegogo, and as it heads that way we get a look at official pricing. The company shared price points for several SKUs, including both the discounted crowdfunded tiers and retail pricing once the Indiegogo campaign comes to an end. Our initial impression is... Read more...
Custom smartphone company Caviar is offering people the opportunity to preorder an iPhone 14, with a starting price of just under $10,000. If you are the type that simply enjoys the finer things in life, or like to have unique items, the options range from $9,520 to $22,620. Apple iPhone fans are always ready to... Read more...
ASUS figured out several years ago that it could cater to mobile gamers by packing fast, optimized hardware with intelligent features into its gaming phones, and then surround them with an ecosystem of complementary software and peripherals. Thus the ROG Phone was born. Now in its fifth iteration (ASUS ultimately skipped an ROG Phone 4 SKU),... Read more...
NASA has plans to retrieve samples the Perseverance rover has collected from the surface of Mars and bring them back to Earth to be studied. These unsterilized samples have some pandemic weary people worried, however, about exactly what might be brought back. The Perseverance rover has been busy since landing on... Read more...
If you're not a hardcore racing fan, you may not have been aware that this year's F1 cars have seen significant redesigns to comply with the latest regulations for the racing class. Indeed, every team's cars look and perform quite differently this year, and that means big changes for Codemasters' latest entry in its... Read more...
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